Welcome to your late summer issue of Whitchurch and Llandaff Living.
Since our last issue, we’ve been ridiculously busy. In late June, we dressed up in our finest to attend the Cardiff Business Awards – and were thrilled to win the ICAEW Community Business of the Year Award. It was a great way to celebrate our tenth year of publishing, and was all the more rewarding after being put through a Dragon’s Den type interview with seven eminent business people.
Our award followed a frantic few weeks as co-editor Danielle gave birth to her second child – a little boy. He’s already been out and about meeting our advertisers – the newest member of the Living Magazines team!
We hope that you’ll be enjoying the last of the summer sun and this issue celebrates all things summer, with a guide on where to go to make the most of the sunny days, and a look back at the fantastic local festivals that celebrate the community spirit of our villages.
We have plenty of stories for you to read about the inspirational people living within our community, kicking off with the remarkable story of 2nd Llandaff Scouts. They were faced with being ‘homeless’ after the church they were hiring their hall from decided to sell up. Their fight for survival was full of ups and downs.
We were also delighted to speak to local author Erica Willmott who has recently launched her own series of children’s books. We find out where her inspiration came from – and what she plans to do later this year.
If you’ve visited our local hospitals, you may be familiar with Rookwood Sound. Celebrating 30 years on the airwaves this year, we take a look back at its origins and history over the last three decades.
Whitchurch, Llandaff and Llandaff North are packed with local history. We show you some of the places that you may pass every day – but reveal the stories behind them.
Lastly, be sure to support our wonderful advertisers who make this magazine possible.
See you in the autumn!